Austin Energy is about to present its new incentive program that will benefit Austin area home owners wanting to add more green to their home. Austin Energy has said that the new program will be its best-ever offer, and will pay an estimated 42 percent of the cost needed to make the whole house more energy efficient. This increase is tremendously better than the 20 percent rebate usually seen.
Customers of Austin Energy have from nowÂ until December 20th to apply for the "Home Performance with Energy Star Rebate." This upgraded rebate will allow for 0 percent loans and up to $2,300 worthÂ of Texas Gas Service rebates and federal tax credits. If you are considering upgrading the efficiency of your Austin home, now would be the time to do so with these types of incentives. Â Â
Energy-efficient upgrades that are eligible for the program include changes such as installing new air conditioning units, adding insulation to the attic and applying weather stripping. These are just a few of the upgrades that are included. To qualify for the program, applicants must be Austin Energy Star customers who own a single family home, condominium, town home or duplex. The loans for the program can range anywhere from $8,500 to $20,000 and range from 3 to 10 years in duration. This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings grant program along with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Are you interested in owning a home in the Austin area that you can make more energy efficient?Â If so, contact the Shane T. White Team. Discover what it is like to work with a team with a real passion for real estate. Contact us today at (512) 515-LAND (5263). We are here for you to help you buy or sell real estate near Austin in the Liberty Hill area, including Leander, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Bertram.